Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’ Gets a Haunting and Beautifully Designed First Poster

Stoker poster

Three of the leading South Korean film directors are set to make their English language debuts next year, and while we’re incredibly excited to see all three succeed we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little bit nervous too. First out of the gate will be Kim Jee-woon’s The Last Stand in January, and last to hit theaters will be Bong Joon-ho’s Snow Piercer late in the year. Nestled in between those two is the March release of Park Chan-wook‘s Stoker.

But judging by the recent trailer debut and this newly released poster I don’t think we need to worry anymore that Hollywood has squashed Park’s creativity and talents. In a world where most poster “designs” are simply photoshop jobs appealing to the lowest common denominator Park and Fox Searchlight have opted instead to go with true art.

Check out the full poster below.

Stoker poster

There’s already more effort visible in this single poster than many Hollywood films manage throughout their entire production. The amount of detail woven into the branches is immense, and the decision to go with the stark black and white is equally compelling.

Stoker is about a teenager named India (Mia Wasikowska) who alongside her mother (Nicole Kidman) is mourning the recent death of her father when an uncle (Matthew Goode) arrives to help comfort the remaining family. His visit and subsequent behavior draws India into a mystery from which there may be no escape.

Stoker opens March 1st, 2013.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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